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Salesforce.com Announces Multi-Platform Enterprise Cloud Database

Billing it as the first database for the cloud, Salesforce.com announced Database.com, targeted at next-generation enterprise apps.

Google Chrome OS Pilot Launched on Hardware

Google makes three announcements about its consumer Web efforts.

Developer, Network Architect, Help Desk Support Make List of Best Careers for 2011

In this year's "50 Best Careers" list, four IT-related jobs made the cut: computer software engineer, computer support specialist, computer systems analyst, and network architect.

Google Apps Government Award Raises Microsoft's Hackles

Microsoft questions the use of overseas data centers in GSA deal.

U.S. Government Agency First To Go Google Cloud

The General Services Administration is moving e-mail and collaboration tools to the cloud, becoming the first federal agency to move e-mail to a cloud-based system agencywide, GSA officials said.

Microsoft Investigating Windows Proof-of-Concept Flaw

Microsoft says its security team is looking into an elevation-of-privilege exploit affecting Windows-based systems.

Attachmate To Acquire Novell for $2.2 Billion

Novell announced it will be sold to Attachmate, a business software company based in Seattle, for $6.10 per share.



Microsoft Document Outlines Its Cloud Security Infrastructure

Microsoft's new white paper explains the organizational and standards-based underpinnings of its cloud security efforts.

Amazon Adds GPU Instances to Cloud Service

In a move that will allow users to accelerate the performance of its cloud services, Amazon Web Services has launched Cluster GPU Instances.

Amazon Announces General Availability of CloudFront

Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of its content delivery Web service.

Microsoft Goes Easy With November Patch Release

Microsoft's November security update arrived today, and it's something less than a Thanksgiving meal.

Google Sues Feds Over Cloud Contract that Requires Microsoft BPOS

Google is suing the Interior Department for allegedly excluding Google's products in a request for quotation the agency issued on August 30.

Enterprises Are Shifting To Windows 7

One year after formally releasing its Windows 7 desktop operating system, Microsoft is making note that adoption among enterprises is exceeding expectations.

New IE Zero-Day Attack Surfaces

In a security advisory, Microsoft is warning users of Internet Explorer vulnerability that could allow remote code execution by hackers.

Survey: Few IT Pros Have Deployed Office 2010

An industry-sponsored survey of IT professionals found that just four percent have deployed Microsoft Office 2010, although interest remains high in the productivity suite.

Apps.gov to Add Storage, Virtualization, Web Hosting Services

Government agencies will soon have access to storage, virtualization, and Web hosting applications via Apps.gov, the General Service Administration's cloud-based storefront, government officials said yesterday.

Government Miscounts Data Centers

Feds find total number of data centers higher than once thought

Microsoft: Java Worse Than PDF as Security Threat

Java should be considered a top software security threat, even more so than Adobe PDF files, according to Microsoft's announcement.

Microsoft Delivers Record-Breaking October Patch

Microsoft broke its own patch delivery record again with the release of its October security update.

Mobile, Cloud Expected to Dominate Enterprise Computing by 2015

IBM survey notes skill shift needed to drive business growth